Host: Institute of Human Development and School of Psychological Sciences
Professor Chris Plack, Audiology and Deafness Research Group, School of Psychological Sciences: “The search for hidden hearing loss”
Chris Plack was educated at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, where he obtained a BA in Natural Sciences in 1987 and a PhD in 1990. He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow for two years at the University of Minnesota, and for two years at the University of Sussex, before being awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 1994. He moved to the University of Essex in 1998, and was promoted to Chair in 2001. He moved again to Lancaster University in 2005, before obtaining his present position of Ellis Llwyd Jones Professor of Audiology at the University of Manchester in 2008. In 2003 he was elected a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. His research focusses on the physiological mechanisms that underlie auditory perception, with interests including cochlear processing, pitch perception, and hearing impairment.
Simon Clark, Stepping Stones Research Fellow, Centre for Hearing and Vision Research, Institute of Human Development: "Age-related macular degeneration and the innate immune system"
Simon Clark currently holds a Stepping Stones Research Fellowship in the Centre for Hearing and Vision Research, Faculty of Medicine and Human Sciences. Simon has just been awarded the MRC Career Development Fellowship where he will focus on the link between changes in innate immune regulation and the development of the leading cause of blindness in the western world, age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
About the research series:
The monthly Faculty Research Series events are open to all staff and students from across the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences and the University, offering an opportunity to celebrate research achievement and stimulate scientific interaction. Each month one host School or Institute from the Faculty will pair with a different School or Institute to highlight and showcase similar topics from different perspectives. The 2014 series is led by Professor David Eisner and administered from the Faculty Research Office.
Held on Wednesday lunchtimes, each meeting lasts an hour, including two 20-25 minute presentations – one from a junior and one from a more senior member of Faculty staff. Each presentation will be followed by a short discussion. A buffet lunch will be available from 12.30. Presentations begin at 1pm.
Please note that places will be limited so registration is essential, please register via Eventbrite